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South Carolina secedes

Yes, South Carolina has seceded from the rational universe, or at least its Republican majority is coming close to it.

A recent Winthrop University Poll, reported by Politics Wires at the Miami Herald says:

Nearly 73 percent said the word “honest” does not describe the president well. Almost 30 percent of self-identified S.C. Republicans and Republican-leaning voters say Obama is a Muslim, and 36 percent say the president “probably” or “definitely” was born in another country.

More than three-quarters of those polled say the word “intelligent” describes the president “very well” or “well.” But about 75 percent say the same thing about the word “socialist.”

I still remain anxious about putting my Obama 2012 bumper sticker on.

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67 Responses to South Carolina secedes

  1. avatar
    Lord Basil September 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    The Democrat Party is what has seceded from the rational universe.

    From it’s promotion of radical socialized medicine, Marxist Keynesian stimulus programs that tripled the deficit and debt, to it’s abject rejection of American Exceptionalism, there is no room for lucid thinking people.

    That’s why I get all my news from talk radio and Fox News. They are the only two voices crying out in the Marxist Fascist wilderness.

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    Lord Basil September 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    As for secession, I wouldn’t blame anyone in any state from wanting to secede if this man gets re-elected. I do think Rick Perry is going to win the GOP nomination and then absolutely blow Barack Hussein Obama out of the water.

    In fact, I predict that Rick Perry will win in a 50 state sweep.

    If he doesn’t, I predict more than a few states will secede, prompting Obama to send his union goons (aka the “Civilian National Security Force”) down to bust some heads. This is the civil war Andrew Breitbart was talking about over the weekend. If Obama wins, the fabric of this great country that I fought for in Vietnam will be torn asunder.

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    Sef September 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    Lord Basil: I fought for in Vietnam

    You probably have absolutely no idea why you were in Vietnam.

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    nbc September 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Lord Basil: rejection of American Exceptionalism

    What exceptionalism?… Some Americans are so confused…

    Oh I see, this was tongue in cheek. Silly me.

    Hint: Nothing that Obama or the Democrats have done comes even close to Marxism or socialism.
    Now as to the deficit, the unpaid war, which was initially kept of the Budget has a lot to do with the ‘explosion’. Understanding of this is something Fox News will never provide you..

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    nbc September 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    In fact, I predict that Rick Perry will win in a 50 state sweep.

    ROTFL.. Yes, it surely is tongue in cheek.

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    Majority Will September 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Lord Basil: As for secession, I wouldn’t blame anyone in any state from wanting to secede if this man gets re-elected.

    That’s disgustingly un-American, cowardly and pathetic.

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    Majority Will September 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    More on Lord Basil:

    “I am a traditionalist – a HARD traditionalist. HARD traditionalists are the only ones who understand what American freedom is, as described by the founding fathers, and are willing to fight and possibly die to make sure it continues. Because America is a such an exceptional nation- created in God’s image – other countries will naturally grow to resent and hate us, and try to destroy us, either directly through military action, or indirectly, by bringing in foreign ideas like socialism, fascism (or both), environmentalism, atheism, and homosexuality. HARD traditionalists will fight to the death to keep any of these toxic ideas from taking root.”

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    PaulG September 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    “I still remain anxious about putting my Obama 2012 bumper sticker on.”

    If you think that, the terrorists (e.g. Lord Basil) have won.

  9. avatar
    Scientist September 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Majority Will: Because America is a such an exceptional nation- created in God’s image

    Can someone show me the Biiblical passage where that is stated?

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    Majority Will September 21, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Scientist: Can someone show me the Biiblical passage where that is stated?

    It’s right before the passage that says, yea verily, the President is begat by two citizen parents.

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    Rob A September 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Lord Basil: If Obama wins, the fabric of this great country that I fought for in Vietnam will be torn asunder.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it was a Democrat President that sent you to Viet Nam…

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    Obsolete September 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Lord Basil is a parody. Rick Perry winning all 50 states was a good giveaway.

    And what is this “Democrat Party” that Lord Basil Fawlty warns us about? They sound scary. Good thing they will never become as popular as the Democratic Party.

  13. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy September 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    This comment was found at Washington Post:

    South Carolina is a state full of ignorant savages.

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    Arthur September 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Lord Basil: The Democrat Party is what has seceded from the rational universe.From it’s promotion of radical socialized medicine, Marxist Keynesian stimulus programs that tripled the deficit and debt, to it’s abject rejection of American Exceptionalism, there is no room for lucid thinking people.That’s why I get all my news from talk radio and Fox News. They are the only two voices crying out in the Marxist Fascist wilderness.

    Many decades ago, Great Britian knew the voice of Lord Basil’s antecedant. His name, as some of you have surmised, was Lord Haw-Haw. It sounds as if they both work for the same organization.

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    Daniel September 22, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Majority Will:
    More on Lord Basil:

    “I am a traditionalist – a HARD traditionalist. HARD traditionalists are the only ones who understand what American freedom is, as described by the founding fathers, and are willing to fight and possibly die to make sure it continues. Because America is a such an exceptional nation- created in God’s image – other countries will naturally grow to resent and hate us, and try to destroy us, either directly through military action, or indirectly, by bringing in foreign ideas like socialism, fascism (or both), environmentalism, atheism, and homosexuality. HARD traditionalists will fight to the death to keep any of these toxic ideas from taking root.”

    AND he’ll make the trains run on time…. ;-)

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    Lord Basil: the fabric of this great country that I fought for in Vietnam will be torn asunder.

    You mean like My Lai, Trang Bang, and dioxin? Domino theory = WMDs.

    Those who went to Canada and New Zealand were the smart ones. The schmucks went to Indochina.

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    “Because America is…created in God’s image”

    Where was this god of yours in Auschwitz, or at slave auctions where children were sold from their parents?

    Hitchens is right.

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    Lord Basil: That’s why I get all my news from talk radio and Fox News.

    I only believe what I hear while standing in Walgreens. I took Fox and Friends advice, and had a prostate exam at Walgreens while waiting for a prescription to be filled. The guy had a superb bedside manner, I could not say ‘no.’ Thanks for the tip! (That’s what he said.)

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: This comment was found at Washington Post: South Carolina is a state full of ignorant savages.

    From Nikki Haley’s website: http://www.nikkihaley.com/truthinfacts/question-is-nikki-a-christian

    Question: Is Nikki a Christian?

    Truth: In Nikki’s words: “My faith in Christ has a profound impact on my daily life and I look to Him for guidance with every decision I make. God has blessed my family in so many ways and my faith in the Lord gives me great strength on a daily basis. Being a Christian is not about words, but about living for Christ every day.”

    US Constitution, Article VI, paragraph 3: “…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    I guess 99.9% of Republicans don’t know that. Haley, Hagee, Palin and Perry sure don’t.

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 2:13 am #

    Majority Will More on Lord Basil: other countries will naturally grow to resent and hate us, and try to destroy us

    Thousands of Israelis, among them many artists, have chosen to live in Berlin because of its relaxed atmosphere and relatively low cost of living, even if it means living in a country with a fraught history.

    The Israeli Embassy estimates there are 10,000 Israelis living in Berlin, but various forums serving members of that population put the number at between 8,000 and 15,000.

    Israeli painters, sculptors, filmmakers and musicians discovered a few years ago the possibilities this city affords them…the opportunity to make a decent living as an artist.

    “It’s painful that artists can’t make a living in Israel and that there isn’t enough respect for culture and art there,” according to one Israeli at the party. “When Israel was more socialist, it was shameful to leave the country. But nowadays, when the state doesn’t take care of its citizens, they have no choice but to leave.

    http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/why-are-israelis-moving-to-germany-1.384831

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    AnotherBird September 22, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    An example of someone who hasn’t read the article. Thankfully, I have faith in Americans will not become irrational if Obama’s wins the next presidential election.

    Lord Basil:
    As for secession, I wouldn’t blame anyone in any state from wanting to secede if this man gets re-elected.I do think Rick Perry is going to win the GOP nomination and then absolutely blow Barack Hussein Obama out of the water.

    In fact, I predict that Rick Perry will win in a 50 state sweep.

    If he doesn’t, I predict more than a few states will secede, prompting Obama to send his union goons (aka the “Civilian National Security Force”) down to bust some heads.This is the civil war Andrew Breitbart was talking about over the weekend.If Obama wins, the fabric of this great country that I fought for in Vietnam will be torn asunder.

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    SluggoJD September 22, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Lord Basil:
    As for secession, I wouldn’t blame anyone in any state from wanting to secede if this man gets re-elected.I do think Rick Perry is going to win the GOP nomination and then absolutely blow Barack Hussein Obama out of the water.

    In fact, I predict that Rick Perry will win in a 50 state sweep.

    If he doesn’t, I predict more than a few states will secede, prompting Obama to send his union goons (aka the “Civilian National Security Force”) down to bust some heads.This is the civil war Andrew Breitbart was talking about over the weekend.If Obama wins, the fabric of this great country that I fought for in Vietnam will be torn asunder.

    Well, either you’re a fake anti-Obama nutcase, or just plain brain dead. Not even PooPooPolarik could be so stupid as to believe Republicans can sweep all 50 states.

    Republicans care for the rich and powerful.
    Democrats care for normal folks, generally speaking.

    The choice is clear.

  23. avatar
    Lupin September 22, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I’m with Obsolete here.

    I would like to think that “Lord Basil” is a clever (if not amusing) troll who’s found just the right note to parody some of your more unlightened citizens.

    If he is serious, then that’s really sad.

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    Judge Mental September 22, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    <a href="#comment-133798ord Basil: As for secession, I wouldn’t blame anyone in any. state from wanting to secede if this man gets re-elected. I do think Rick Perry is going to win the GOP nomination and then absolutely blow Barack Hussein Obama out of the water.In fact, I predict that Rick Perry will win in a 50 state sweep.If he doesn’t, I predict more than a few states will secede, prompting Obama to send his union goons (aka the “Civilian National Security Force”) down to bust some heads. This is the civil war Andrew Breitbart was talking about over the weekend. If Obama wins, the fabric of this great country that I fought for in Vietnam will be torn asunder.

    The bookies, who are rarely far wrong, plus those who have bet so far, disagree with you. Today you can till back Perry at odds of 6/4 (2.50) to be the Republican candidate (same odds as Romney) and you can back Perry at 7/2 (4.50) to be elected President.

    Obama is available at 1/100 (1.01) to be the Democrat candidate and 4/6 (1.67) to be elected President.

    So right now they think Obama is a shoo-in.

    If Basil is correct obviously he thinks that as we get nearer to election time Perry’s odds are going to shorten and Obama’s odds lengthen. A really confident Fawlty would mortgage everything and bet on Perry now, then arb later by backing Obama nearer election time at much better odds than now thus guaranteeing profit either way.

    A bullshitter will of course just do nothing except bump his gums like Basil in fake confidence.

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    Thrifty September 22, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Obsolete: Lord Basil is a parody. Rick Perry winning all 50 states was a good giveaway.

    I’ve got to agree with you, for the same reason. Doc may want to keep an eye on the guy and consider putting him in moderation.

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    Arthur September 22, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Lupin: I’m with Obsolete here. I would like to think that “Lord Basil” is a clever (if not amusing) troll who’s found just the right note to parody some of your more unlightened citizens.

    I agree with Obsolete, Lupin, and Thirfty on the trollish birthright of this aromatic hack-master. However, as Poe’s Law reminds us, it’s difficult to distinguish between parody and the real thing when encountering extreme ideology.

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    The Magic M September 22, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    SluggoJD: Not even PooPooPolarik could be so stupid as to believe Republicans can sweep all 50 states.

    Actually, there’s that “optimistically deluded” part of the birthers who really believe that “everyone knows now that Obama is ineligible/a Marxist/an NWO shill/etc., so no-one will vote for him anymore”. A bit like those who believe the Second Coming is just around the corner.

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    The Magic M: A bit like those who believe the Second Coming is just around the corner.

    Which is why Hagee and his ilk support Israel, and encourage Settlers to attack and steal from Arabs. I’ve said this before: we should be using Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu as our models, not the old Germany.

    Read this: Why are Israelis moving to Germany?
    http://www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/why-are-israelis-moving-to-germany-1.384831

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    janeblue September 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    This is ridiculous! “seceded from the rational universe” give me a break. If they don’t hold onto the values of being American then they shouldn’t even be a part of America!

    Republicans know best, just accept it.

    Recently I saw a painting by Jon McNaughton that reminded me of this. If you are a Republican and you are sick of people telling you things that aren’t true about America I highly recommend that you check out this painting.

    Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.

    http://www.buyonenationundergod.com

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    Joey September 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    janeblue:
    This is ridiculous! “seceded from the rational universe” give me a break. If they don’t hold onto the values of being American then they shouldn’t even be a part of America!

    Republicans know best, just accept it.

    Recently I saw a painting by Jon McNaughton that reminded me of this. If you are a Republican and you are sick of people telling you things that aren’t true about America I highly recommend that you check out this painting.

    Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.

    http://www.buyonenationundergod.com

    What could be more UN-American than advocating a one-party political system?
    Its obvious that JaneBlue hates the traditional American values that is embodied in a multi-party democratic-republic.
    Real Americans know that sometimes Republicans know best, sometimes Democrats know best and sometimes Independents and third parties know best.

  31. avatar
    Joey September 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm #

    “Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.”

    President Ronald Wilson Reagan

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    Sef September 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Joey:
    “Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.”

    President Ronald Wilson Reagan

    Too bad we don’t live in a democracy.

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    JoZeppy September 22, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    janeblue: This is ridiculous! “seceded from the rational universe” give me a break. If they don’t hold onto the values of being American then they shouldn’t even be a part of America!Republicans know best, just accept it.Recently I saw a painting by Jon McNaughton that reminded me of this. If you are a Republican and you are sick of people telling you things that aren’t true about America I highly recommend that you check out this painting.Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.http://www.buyonenationundergod.com

    Wow….that painting is the product of a sad and deluded mind. Not surprising, but this American Talibani fails to note in his description of Jefferson, as author of the phrase, “thus building a wall of separation between Church & State,” or the fact that many of those founders portrayed were diests….or the fact that the document Jesus is holding never mentions God, and the only mentions of religion were prohibiting using religious tests for holding office, and forbiding the establishment or interference with religion.

    And he’s not a very good artist to boot!

  34. avatar
    Daniel September 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Joey: Real Americans know that sometimes Republicans know best, sometimes Democrats know best and sometimes Independents and third parties know best.

    Applause!!!

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    Majority Will September 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    janeblue: Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.

    http://www.buyonenationundergod.com

    Spam alert.

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    aarrgghh September 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    actually, that’s just the family version — there’s a lot of subtle stuff about the true source of gop fundamentalism that you miss out on unless you’ve seen the uncensored version.

    janeblue:
    Recently I saw a painting by Jon McNaughton that reminded me of this. If you are a Republican and you are sick of people telling you things that aren’t true about America I highly recommend that you check out this painting.

    Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.

    http://www.buyonenationundergod.com

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    janeblue: Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.

    Who is that fellow in the middle holding a scroll of paper? Is he an insurance salesman? Also, the ordering address is in Utah. That’s a state that has the highest statistics of child abuse, and polygamy adultery.

    The man who made the painting is at the level I was at in high school. Did he get his schooling from the Famous Artists School, like Orly got her law “degree.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Artists_School

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    aarrgghh:
    actually, that’s just the family version — there’s a lot of subtle stuff about the true source of gop fundamentalism that you miss out on unless you’ve seen the uncensored version.

    Bravo! All that’s missing is Dick Cheney.

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    JoZeppy: this American Talibani fails to note in his description of Jefferson, as author of the phrase, “thus building a wall of separation between Church & State,”

    US Constitution, Article VI, paragraph 3: “…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

    I suggest you and that American Taliban “painter” read it.

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Majority Will: Spam alert.

    Don’t worry. The garbage truck is coming down the street. It will be there in a few minutes.

  41. avatar
    Thrifty September 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Did someone just try to present a painting as an argument?

  42. avatar
    Joey September 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Sef: Too bad we don’t live ina democracy.

    I don’t know where you live but I live in a democratic-republic. The US Constitution guarantees “a republican form of government” and our elections of representatives to implement that republican form of government are implemented using democratic principles.

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    obsolete September 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Hilarious painting!
    It must have pained the artist to include a Democrat like JFK, and a token person of color or two.
    From his words:
    “The Blacks had a difficult role in the Civil War…”

    The Blacks?!?

    America’s enemies:
    The Professor (Liberal)
    Mr. Entertainment (Liberal)
    Liberal News Reporter (Liberal)
    Lawyer (John Edwards type- probably fights for people, not corporations)
    Satan (liberal)

    Also classic- The Immigrant who reacts in shock when “he realizes where the source of America’s greatness comes from as he sees Christ holding the Constitution.”

    Thanks for turning me on to this, janeblue! I will buy one when the artist adds Obama between Lincoln and John Adams.

  44. avatar
    Jody September 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    The last person to use a painting as an argument here was Squeeky. I see Jane is upholding that sad delusional tradition.

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Jody:
    The last person to use a painting as an argument here was Squeeky. I see Jane is upholding that sad delusional tradition.

    I’d buy that painting if he would do one on black velvet.

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    Sef September 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Joey: I don’t know where you live but I live in a democratic-republic. The US Constitution guarantees “a republican form of government” and our elections of representatives to implement that republican form of government are implemented using democratic principles.

    Please don’t confuse a republic with a democracy. I doubt you would really enjoy a pure democracy.

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    ASK Esq September 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Well, at least he’s not letting their attitudes keep him from trying to help them out:

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-visits-southcarolinaravaged-south-carolina,26114/

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    aarrgghh September 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Thrifty:
    Did someone just try to present a painting as an argument?

    i believe that’s known as the ever-popular “argumentum ad kitsch”

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    ellid September 22, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    that is one ugly-ass painting.

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    Joey September 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    Sef: Please don’t confuse a republic with a democracy. I doubt you would really enjoy a pure democracy.

    That’s why I like living in a representative democracy. Perhaps you could share with us your views on the differences between a republican form of government and a representative democracy?

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    misha September 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    ellid:
    that is one ugly-ass painting.

    It’s the “before” example. The “after” example was was discarded, because it was the same.

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    JoZeppy September 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    misha: US Constitution, Article VI, paragraph 3: “…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
    I suggest you and that American Taliban “painter” read it.

    ummmm…don’t you think the fact that I mentioned it in my post might be a clue that I have read it?

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    Northland10 September 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Thrifty:
    Did someone just try to present a painting as an argument?

    Just like using a t-shirt as evidence of a bc forgery in a court case about a SSN.

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    Horus September 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    Lord Basil: In fact, I predict that Rick Perry will win in a 50 state sweep.

    If he doesn’t, I predict more than a few states will secede, prompting Obama to send his union goons (aka the “Civilian National Security Force”) down to bust some heads. This is the civil war Andrew Breitbart was talking about over the weekend. If Obama wins, the fabric of this great country that I fought for in Vietnam will be torn asunder.

    You’re so full of shit your eyes are brown.

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    GeorgetownJD September 22, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

    janeblue:
    Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.

    http://www.buyonenationundergod.com

    Is that painted on black velvet? I think I saw this very painting on display by a roadside vendor near Picacho AZ, right next to Stuckey’s.

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    Arthur September 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    aarrgghh:
    actually, that’s just the family version — there’s a lot of subtle stuff about the true source of gop fundamentalism that you miss out on unless you’ve seen the uncensored version.

    Absolutely FAB-u-lousss! Did you did the Photoshop argo?

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    Observer September 22, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.

    As true today as in 1860.

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    G September 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Hilarious!

    aarrgghh: actually, that’s just the family version — there’s a lot of subtle stuff about the true source of gop fundamentalism that you miss out on unless you’ve seen the uncensored version.

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    aarrgghh September 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    Arthur: Absolutely FAB-u-lousss!Did you did the Photoshop argo?

    i’ve heard this honor belongs to a poster at somethingawful.com by the name of “klaivu” aka “klaivu the desecrator”. (probably not his real name.)

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    Arthur September 23, 2011 at 2:05 am #

    Boy, I just can’t get enough of that spectacular piece of fundamentalist propaganda that janeblue shared with us. It’s so over the top, it’d make Goebbels blush.

    On revisiting the painting, I discovered that as you move your cursor over it, a side bar appears with the artist’s commentary on the characters. I was thrilled that both of my professions are given devastating critique.

    Professor
    He tightly holds his “Origin of Species” book by Charles Darwin. This represents the liberal left’s control of our educational system. His smug expression describes the attitude of many of the educational elite. There is no room for God in education. There is contempt for any other viewpoints.

    Entertainer
    He represents your entertainment business in America. It is very apparent that there is a liberal slant with Entertainment. He looks down at the judge and pregnant woman with ridicule and amusement.

    NAILED IT!

    Tonight, after coming home from the theatre, where in a smug performance as a liberal activist judge, I mocked traditional marriage, pregnant women, and the Ten Commandments, I retrieved my satanic copy of Darwin and began plotting the moral downfall of a new crop of jejune college students.Then, plugging my Fender Strat into a Line 6 amp, I turned the selector to “INSANE” (a crunchy distortion that makes “METAL” sound tame), set the gain to 11, and cranked out some Rob Zombie–totally ruining a nearby Promise Keepers meeting. After saying a short prayer to Cthulhu, I went to bed content.

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    obsolete September 23, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    Cthulhu is pleased, Arthur.

    (Yes, he told me so)

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    Arthur September 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    obsolete:
    Cthulhu is pleased, Arthur.

    (Yes, he told me so)

    Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

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    DP September 23, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    janeblue:
    This is ridiculous! “seceded from the rational universe” give me a break. If they don’t hold onto the values of being American then they shouldn’t even be a part of America!

    Republicans know best, just accept it.

    Recently I saw a painting by Jon McNaughton that reminded me of this. If you are a Republican and you are sick of people telling you things that aren’t true about America I highly recommend that you check out this painting.

    Look at it and tell me if you don’t agree that Republicans know best.

    http://www.buyonenationundergod.com

    Seriously?

    That silly painting, which has been around for a while? You do realize it’s a polemic, don’t you? And not even a sophisticated one at that. Brandishing it implies you have a simple mind seeking pointless validation of things you don’t even bother to think about at any depth.

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    Obsolete September 23, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Arthur: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!”

    I couldn’t have said it better myself!

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    Jules September 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    Lupin: I would like to think that “Lord Basil” is a clever (if not amusing) troll who’s found just the right note to parody some of your more unlightened citizens.

    I tend to assume as much about most of the birthers who comment nowadays. The number of birthers posting comments has declined considerably since the release of Obama’s long form certificate and the typical birther comment has become increasingly nonsensical.

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    Daniel September 25, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Obsolete:
    Arthur: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!”

    I couldn’t have said it better myself!

    Funny accent though

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    misha September 27, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Arthur: set the gain to 11

    “Mine go to 11.”

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